Adobe is a multinational software company based in San Jose, California. It was founded in 1982 by John Warnock and Charles Geschke. Today, from its US headquarters, Adobe creates a variety of products that are compatible with all digital devices, including PC, Mac, iPhone, and Android mobile devices.
Adobe specialises in multimedia content software. Its flagship products are Adobe Photoshop, an advanced image editing software, and Adobe Acrobat Reader, a program that allows users to view and manage another of Adobe’s products, PDF documents.
Other notable products from this tech company include Adobe Illustrator and the animation software Flash, which was acquired from Macromedia and later evolved into Adobe Flash. These products, as well as new innovations, are facilitated by a team of more than 26,000 employees in the US, India and other parts of the world. In 2021, Adobe's revenue was $15.78 billion.
Adobe’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) took place on August 20, 1986. That IPO made Adobe stock available to the public via theExchange under the ticker ADBE. Looking back through the Adobe share price history shows that trading began at $0.21.
The Adobe share price gradually increased during its first year and, in 1987, it breached the $1 mark. However, it wasn’t until 1999 that Adobe stock finally crossed the $10 barrier. Since then, Adobe shares have, in general, been bullish.
Between 1986 and 2022, the highest recorded Adobe share price was $688.37. This high was recorded on November 19, 2021. Another notable point to consider with Adobe stock is that it doesn’t pay a dividend like some tech companies, such as IBM and Microsoft.
Why trade Adobe stock when there are other options? Adobe stock has provided positive returns since going public. Between 1986 and their peak in 2021, Adobe shares were up 327,695% (from $0.21 to $688.37). Adobe also had total assets of more than $27 billion in 2022, and an operating income of over $5 billion in 2021.
However, Adobe shares aren’t the only tech stock worth considering. Other tech companies, including Microsoft, IBM and Oracle, pay dividends to shareholders. You can also trade shares in these companies at Skilling. With all three leading the way with regard to digital innovations, they could be viable alternatives to trading Adobe stock.
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What are the key drivers affecting Adobe's stock price?
Adobe's stock price is highly influenced by several external factors. These include the company's financial performance, market conditions, technological developments and competitive landscape. The company's financial performance is an important driver of its stock price, as investors look to assess the value of the company and its potential for growth.
Market conditions such as global economic trends and geopolitical developments can also affect Adobe's stock price. Technological developments and advancements, as well as the competitive landscape, are also important drivers of Adobe's stock price, as they indicate potential opportunities or risks to the company's performance. All of these factors combine to create a dynamic environment that can lead to significant changes in Adobe's stock price over time.
Who owns most Adobe shares?
Adobe is one of the most widely held public companies and is owned by more than 80% institutional shareholders. The largest individual shareholder of Adobe is Vanguard Group Inc, owning almost 40 million shares representing 8.59% of the company's total stock.
Other major institutional shareholders of Adobe include Blackrock Inc and State Street Corp, which together hold approximately 8% and 4% of the company's stock respectively. The remaining 18.7% of Adobe is owned by retail investors, making it a widely owned stock with many investors from both institutional and retail backgrounds.
Do Adobe shares pay dividends?
Adobe Inc. does not presently pay dividends to shareholders. However, they have historically had a high P/E ratio of 36.47, which suggests that the company may be reinvesting profits into its operations and growth opportunities rather than distributing them as dividends. Investors interested in receiving cash distributions from their Adobe investments should consider investing in other dividend paying stocks.
Competitors of Adobe such as Microsoft Corporation and Apple Inc. all pay dividends to their shareholders on a regular basis. It may be worth considering investing in these stocks for dividend income alongside an investment in Adobe stock.
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